⭐️This too shall pass⭐️
I'm throwing it back to 2014 today when hubby and I hit up Umina Beach with Uncle Fester for her first sun, sea and sand experience 🐠☀️🌊
I have mixed emotions about this photo - I love it because it captures a wonderful day with my buddha baby and my husband. I also love it because it was part of the first transformation photo of mine that @kayla_itsines featured on her page 😜 But it also reminds me of a hard time. I was smiling in the photo but inside I was struggling. I didn't recognise my own body after I had given birth and I also felt like it didn't belong to me anymore. I loved this little person more than anything in the world but sometimes I felt like a milking cow and I existed only to meet the demands of the cute humanoid that refused to sleep. The lack of control I felt was scary. The constant hunger from breastfeeding and carb cravings from basically no sleep had me eating like every meal was my last. I had zero energy to exercise or look after myself and I felt super guilty about that. I didn't feel like myself at all during this time and I also felt like I was never going to reclaim my body or sleep properly ever again! .
But eventually after 18 months of breastfeeding we switched to the bottle and then she finally started sleeping better and suddenly I realised I had a bit more energy and a bit more time to look after myself. But it wasn't until September 2015, when Uncle Fester was approaching 2, that I actually started exercising and working on my health and fitness. It didn't happen as quickly as I would have liked, but it did happen eventually and that's all that matters! Now the little monkey works out with me and even has her own activewear! 😍😍 .
When you are going through those difficult times, it always feels like it's never going to end. But those times eventually do pass and things improve or they change. As hard as it is, you must believe that things can get better and more importantly that YOU can make them better. For all those mamas out there who are going through difficult times, please know you are doing an amazing job and hopefully one day soon things will get easier! 😘#throwbackthursday #tbt